Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren’t yet allowed.
The deals approved Thursday change ownership at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County and Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can legalize sports betting. Indiana lawmakers will likely study the issue before their 2019 session.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to open the Four Winds Casino South Bend to the public on Tuesday, joining three other casinos the tribe already operates nearby in southwestern Michigan.
A state law passed in 2015 allows riverboat casinos in Indiana to move onto land that is near their current locations.
Two gambling-industry lawyers see untapped potential in Indianapolis International Airport, which they argue is the ideal place to roll out wireless gambling technology and rake in revenue to support more nonstop flights, like the one United Airlines will launch in January to San Francisco.
The Indiana Gaming Commission might allow the use of casino issued iPads for gambling on casino premises.
Industry stalwart prevails in fight against Indiana Horse Racing Commission, which found that he had participated in racing and wagering activities without a license.
A federal bankruptcy court has sided with two Indiana racinos in a dispute over their tax burdens, a ruling that could reduce the total amount they pay into state coffers by as much as $30 million per year.
The Indiana General Assembly is taking its first steps toward restructuring Hoosier gambling law.
State lawmakers are weighing possible changes to state gambling laws at a time when growing competition from out-of-state
casinos threatens to cut into business at Indiana’s 11 riverboat casinos.
The Gaming Study Committee’s report said allowing riverboat casinos to relocate inland could be helpful.
Indiana’s state government could lose more than $200 million in casino tax revenue if casinos are approved in Kentucky and
Indiana casinos on average pay the highest effective tax rate in the Midwest, according to a report by the Casino Association
Indiana’s casinos are facing increasing competition from gambling ventures in Michigan and Ohio that could pose a threat to
the $900 million in tax revenue the industry generates for the state.
Positive action, action for the sake of action, and inaction were all on tap in the General Assembly in recent days as lawmakers
prepared to wrap up the first half of the session.